Contrary to popular belief, Orange Mound is a particularly old neighborhood in Memphis that is almost completely black but no one moves there. High school in the area is Melrose. With all of the old people in Orange Mound, it is expected to become more and more barren within the next 20 years.
Melrose, a Tennessee high school football powerhouse, resides in Orange Mound.
Orange Mound was the FIRST African American neighborhood to be built by African Americans and at one time the Largest African American community outside of Harlem NY. It was home to the blues and it's many influential musicians.
BB King, Bobby Blue Bland at on time, all lived or performed in Orange Mound.